I know no one wants to hear the message of fire and brimstone and I get that, who would? But just because we don’t want to hear something it doesn’t mean we don’t need to hear it. One thing about a repentance focused ministry or calling is that it’s not one anyone enjoys on the surface. I mean here I come with a message of repentance and here comes that ugly demonic spirit called Pride lashing back at me shooting the darts of word curses and the demons that come with it to torment me for trying to get someone to accept salvation today 🙄. It’s all good though God trains us for it.
No matter what side you are on the messenger or the receiver no one enjoys delivering that message, although I do take joy in serving God. It is a huge warfare calling and many others with this calling go through the most in the spirit. However, I get it because I’ve been on both sides. No one wants to admit that they are guilty of anything knowingly or unknowingly but here’s what helped me stay away from offense. When God prunes me and chastises me it makes whatever His message is to me personally humbling and one that I take with reverence because it’s personal for God even as I am just one of billions of people. He took the time out and is addressing my need to repent, why? For example if you discipline your own child is it to make them better or worse? For those of you who are sane, as a parent do you take joy in disciplining your child even at the risk of hurting their feelings if it is collateral damage of correction? No, but you do take joy in knowing that you correct them because you love them and you want them to be refined in learning and not beat down in later mistakes from lack of parental discipline. Well you are that way because your creator is and you were formed in His image and likeness.
Likewise, God does not take joy in disciplining us but he takes joy in our spiritual development as well as our ability in growing close to Him as a result of His continual chastisement. He is holy so to stay in his presence you have to come correct and be Holy as well. This will not happen overnight and this process always entails pruning and some of that pruning is through trials. But here’s the irony, He only chastises those He loves, yes it actually says that somewhere (Hebrews 12:6).
Understand if He sends you any message, calamity, series of unfortunate events, consider that scripture if no other while you read this post. He has to remove the dead in your life to spring forth the thing that is useful because He wants us all to make it to his Kingdom. For some of us we are a little more stiffnecked. For those with multiple children some are easy to raise others seem to test your patience to no end. Consider this even in the agony of things Gods correction is always out of love. Think about it as we warn family about different things is it to be talking or because we love them? It’s almost crazy to be upset about a warning of correction because it is huge blessings attached to it for you, your family and others through you. But it’s the spirit of rebellion and pride that has you offended not you.
If you sat and thought about what I’m saying it is easier to identify when you resist reacting out of your flesh. And having said this again you are one amongst billions and He wants you to make it. Unfortunately no one sees things this way they only see with the scope of the type of message it is and it’s type of messenger. So now… Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand (Matthew 3:2). I want you to think about this in regards to His Kingdom, who was it at hand for Jesus? No, for those He was sent to… for the later generation who would accept Him…. for later day followers of Christ… for the repentant and the humble… for those willing to be put under the refining fire. It is for your benefit that you repent because this is what is at hand for YOU. If the enemy is exposed don’t debate foolishly about the enemy just take the matter to God. If you don’t know Him respect that He is sending you a message because guess what He formed you and He knows far more about you rather you ever acknowledge Him or not. So inquire to Him your status and standing only He can tell you and will through many means.
One thing for certain all of our knees will bow some humbly and happily and some broken to bow from Pride and rebellion. Why bow on broken knees when there should be so much gratitude that even in our rejection of our Heavenly Father He sent us a savior as much as we as a collective don’t deserve one. We are far more a wicked generation than the one He was in when he was of flesh and blood. Having said that as the events turn in the world, I myself am in Texas and am watching the Pride in this state quickly diminish; it should serve as a warning that judgement is coming and clearly man can not save you. As reminder that your faith and trust can only be in the Most High. Some of His people He called were more prepared for this disaster than the State was. Let that sink in.
Please clean your houses and acknowledge your creator as loving you to send you warnings. The Most High God is fair to his creation, in fact he is far more than fair to where even in your disregard of What He is (as people say the universe instead of God as if He has no feelings or conscience) Who He is as your creator who He formed far before you were in your mother’s womb, He is still the Most High God and will tear all of his whole design up as He pleases as we are all witnessing Him do. Even if you don’t believe this, it doesn’t make it any less true. While you have the chance Repent since He gave you another day today, another chance to live, to speak and breathe, another day your heart would beat is an opportunity to know and acknowledge Him take this while the option is available. Satan knows his time is short which means ours is too and time is flying at full speed as weeks are like days. I’m sure many woke up and planned their day today only to die unexpectedly in their sin. Shalom💛